Head of Finance (Childrens and Schools)
Sector: Local Government
Date posted: 26/05/2022
Salary: £63,842 - £70,935 per annum
Hertfordshire County council remains determined that Hertfordshire continues to be the county of opportunity for all, a place where our people thrive, our places prosper, and our planet is protected. To achieve this, our vision is to create a cleaner, greener and healthier Hertfordshire.
Aligned with this ambitious and rewarding vision, Council staff are working hard to respond positively and proactively to a wide range of operational and financial challenges. Drawing on a strong track record of high performance and ongoing transformation, they are looking at every part of their services to identify and implement innovative approaches to ensure quality services are delivered for all those who live in, work in or visit the county.
The Head of Finance (Childrens and Schools) is an integral part of the Children’s senior leadership teams, helping to develop solutions and further innovation to meet any challenges the Council may face.
Hertfordshire has one of the leading Childrens Services departments across the country, having pioneered the family safeguarding approach. It is now embarking on the next stage of implementing this ambitious approach to supporting children.
As well as playing a lead role on this project, key responsibilities will include;
- Providing strategic advice and constructive challenge to Chief Officers and Service Boards on financial matters, ensuring that efficiency programmes are developed and delivered
- Ensuring the provision of timely and business focussed financial advice to service board members and budget managers on service developments
- Developing and delivering service and efficiency improvements to the finance offer to the organisation, and championing a culture of service improvement within the Business partner group
- Leading and developing staff within the business partnering group to ensure they are a high performing best in class team
To be suitable, you must be an innovative qualified finance professional with a positive attitude and substantial experience of working in a lead financial role, alongside proven experience of service transformation and delivery of savings. The ability to influence and challenge is also essential.
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For more information or for an informal discussion, please contact Jack Murphy at Allen Lane on 07921 335 786. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Hertscc@allenlane.co.uk by Monday 13th June. The cover letter should be no more then two pages and should say why you are interested in the role and why you believe you are suitable.
The Council is embracing a hybrid approach to working, enabling staff to work flexibly. There is no set requirement in terms of numbers of days to be in the office, rather staff are encouraged to consider the best location to undertake the work they are doing. Computer based work and video calls are likely to be best done at home or remote site, collaboration and engaging with colleagues may be better in the office.
*Plus excellent benefits